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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan city council member accused of pawning his publicly owned laptop has pleaded no contest to willful neglect of duty. The misdemeanor charge against Flint Councilman Eric Mays was announced Wednesday. Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton says "it's time for this matter to be put behind us." The Flint Journal quotes police as saying Mays pawned his laptop computer for a $100 loan on nine occasions. He last got the laptop back in May by paying $116 at Music Man Pawnshop.

FRASER, Mich. (AP) - Officials say about 1.5 million gallons of sewage flowed into a trench used to repair a sewer line that collapsed and created a sinkhole north of Detroit. The Macomb County Public Works Office says no one was in the trench at the time of the incident overnight Monday. Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller calls it a "setback" in the work to repair the sinkhole.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Lansing-area man who told police he killed his 5-year-old stepdaughter after she interrupted his nap has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance for parole. Thomas McClellan of Holt declined to speak in court Wednesday. Judge Joyce Draganchuk says there's no explanation for what happened to Luna Younger last November. The sentence for first-degree murder was mandatory.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Police have identified the 21-year-old man who apparently drowned in a closed public pool after he jumped a fence at a Grand Rapids park to get inside. Grand Rapids police say the victim, Damon Smith-Phillips, was among a group of men who jumped the fence at Richmond Park. Police responded after getting a call before 6 a.m. Tuesday that Smith-Phillips was unresponsive.

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